The Bayanihan is a Filipino custom derived from the Filipino word “bayan”, which means nation, town, or community. The term Bayanihan itself literally means “being in a bayan”, which refers to the spirit of communal unity, work, and cooperation to achieve a particular goal.
LAFilNaz sent help to India through Nazarene Compassionate Ministry. We helped a mission trip to Peru and aided the lockdown areas in General Santos South Cotabato Philippines in coordination with Obed's House Ministries Inc. All glory to God.
It started with a small bamboo cart with canned goods, some fresh
produce, a bottle of hand sanitizer, and a couple of signs above it.
One to tell us what it was, “Maginhawa Community Pantry,”. The other
to tell us what to do with it: “magbigay ayon sa kakayahan, kumuha
batay sa pangangailangan”, or “give according to ability, take based
on need” in English.
LAFilNaz launched the BAYANIHAN SA BAYAN NI JUAN. Our local church
compassionate ministry partnered with various individuals and local
churches in San Juan City andMontalban, Rizal. We distributed fresh
produce, meat, eggs, and other basic needs. We also provided free meals for adults and children during the second hard lock down because of pandemic. We tried our very best to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
The country has gone through various iterations of community
quarantine since March last year. A surge in cases in February 2021
has once again overwhelmed their healthcare systems and forced
stricter lockdowns in urban centers. Some of the most affected
populations in his pandemic are minimum-wage workers and
informal workers. They have either lost their jobs as a result of
businesses closing or continue to work under "no-work-no-pay"
schemes that force them to risk infection every day to earn a living.
During difficult times, community pantries can offer people
some respite. Community Pantry sparked movement of mutual aid in the Philippines, and as Christians, LAFilNaz spearheaded a project to help our people and to lift up the name of our Lord. All glory to God.
LAFilNaz local church compassionate ministry partnered with various individuals and local churches in San Mateo and Montalban, Rizal who were among the badly hit areas by Typhoon Ulysses.
Typhoon Vamco, known in the Philippines as Typhoon Ulysses, was a powerful and deadly Category 4-equivalent typhoon that struck the Philippines and Vietnam. It also caused the worst flooding in Metro Manila since Ketsana in 2009. At least six people have died, and 10 others are missing after Typhoon Vamco made landfall in the Philippines. "These non-stop storms are slamming our communities during a deadly pandemic, making this one of the most complicated disaster responses ever," Richard Gordon, Philippine Red Cross chairman, said in a statement.
LAFilNaz organized distribution of thousands of pack lunches, personal hygiene needs, face masks and alcohol to all evacuees. All glory to God.
LAFilNaz local church compassionate ministry partnered with Filipino
inventors create ventilator masks for COVID-19 patients and frontliners.
Our partners are working with the doctors of Philippine General
Hospital in the creation of the ventilator masks, especially for the
patients confined due to COVID-19. The AO healthcare masks have
larger visual clearance and comfort features such as an open port
and a USB-powered fan. Arnel Andal and Edzel Orense shared that
they produced two kinds of ventilator masks which ensure the safety
and protection of infected patients and medical staff.
The Filipino inventors utilized 3D printing and snorkels to created
ventilator masks for COVID-19 patients and health workers. LAFilNaz donated 2 units of 3D Printers and materials for the production. All glory to God.